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Faithlife Study Bible (FSB) is your guide to the ancient world of the Old and New Testaments, with study notes and articles that draw from a wide range of academic research and help you learn how to think about a text and work toward a deeper understanding.

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John D. Barry

John D. Barry is the publisher of Lexham Press, the former editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine, and the general editor of Faithlife Study Bible and  Lexham Bible Dictionary. He is also the author of The Resurrected Servant in Isaiah and the co-author of Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional and Mary: Devoted to God’s Plan. He is knowledgeable in Greek, Hebrew, and Syriac.

As a minister, John speaks regularly about finding God in everyday life, Bible study, living your spiritual gifts, publishing, and social entrepreneurship. John lives in “the city of subdued excitement,” Bellingham, Washington, with his wife and dog.

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Douglas Mangum

Douglas Mangum is a contributing editor for the Faithlife Study Bible and co-author for the Studies in Faithful Living series. The first volume in the series is Abraham: Following God’s Promise. He is also an editor for the Lexham English Bible, a regular contributor to Bible Study Magazine, and an editor and contributor for the Lexham Bible Dictionary.

Doug is a PhD candidate in Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Free State; he holds a Master of Arts in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Derek R. Brown

Derek R. Brown is a contributing editor of the Faithlife Study Bible and co-author of the Studies in Faithful Living series. The first volume in the series is Abraham: Following God’s Promise. He is also a regular contributor to Bible Study Magazine and the Lexham Bible Dictionary.

Derek holds a PhD in New Testament Studies and Christian Origins from the University of Edinburgh, a MCS in New Testament Studies from Regent College, and a BSc in Religious Studies from the University of Oregon.

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Michael S. Heiser

Michael S. Heiser

Dr. Michael S. Heiser is a Scholar-in-Residence for Faithlife Corporation, the makers of Logos Bible Software. His varied academic background enables him to operate in the realm of critical scholarship and the wider Christian community. His experience in teaching at the undergraduate level and writing for the layperson both directly contribute to Logos’ goal of adapting scholarly tools for nonspecialists.

Dr. Heiser earned his PhD in Hebrew Bible and Semitic languages and holds and MA in ancient history and Hebrew studies. He is the coeditor of Old Testament Greek Pseudepigrapha with Morphology and Semitic Inscriptions: Analyzed Texts and English Translations, and can do translation work in roughly a dozen ancient languages, including Biblical Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and Ugaritic cuneiform. He also specializes in Israelite religion (especially Israel’s divine council), contextualizing biblical theology with Israelite and ancient Near Eastern religion, Jewish binitarianism, biblical languages, ancient Semitic languages, textual criticism, comparative philology, and Second Temple period Jewish literature. In addition, he was named the 2007 Pacific Northwest Regional Scholar by the Society of Biblical Literature.

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Miles Custis

Miles Custis is the author of The End of the Matter: Understanding the Epilogue of Ecclesiastes, a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, and a regular Bible Study Magazine and Lexham Bible Dictionary contributor. He holds a Master of Arts in biblical studies from Trinity Western University.

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Elliot Ritzema

Elliot Ritzema

Elliot Ritzema graduated with an MDiv from Regent College, where he was a teaching assistant for Biblical Hermeneutics and Christian Thought & Culture. He was also editor of—and frequent contributor to—the Et Cetera, Regent's weekly student newsletter. He has a BA in Journalism (magna cum laude) from the University of Richmond, and served as a copy editing intern at the Los Angeles Times. He has a particular interest in Christian education and ethics, and frequently teaches classes (and occasionally preaches) at the church he and his wife attend in Bellingham, WA.

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Matthew M. Whitehead

Matthew M. Whitehead is a contributing editor for the Faithlife Study Bible and co-author for the Studies in Faithful Living series. The first volume in the series is Abraham: Following God’s Promise. He is also a regular contributor to Bible Study Magazine and the Lexham Bible Dictionary.

Matthew holds an MDiv from Northwest Baptist Seminary and is an MA candidate in Biblical Studies at Trinity Western University.

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Michael Grigoni

Michael Grigoni previously served as the Studies in Faithful Living series editor and Logos Bible Software’s managing editor of Bible reference. He holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.
 
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